Tony - boys name

Tony name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Tony name meaning:

The name Tony is a diminutive form of Anthony, which is derived from the Roman family name Antonius. The origin of the name is uncertain, but it is believed to have either Etruscan or Greek roots. The name Tony gained popularity as a given name in the English-speaking world during the 20th century.

The meaning of the name Tony can be interpreted in different ways. One possible meaning is "priceless" or "invaluable," as it is derived from the Greek word "antos," meaning "price" or "value." Another interpretation is that Tony is derived from the Latin word "ante," which means "before" or "in front of." This suggests that individuals named Tony may be seen as leaders or trendsetters.

Overall, the name Tony carries positive connotations of value and leadership. It is a short and friendly name that has become widely recognized and accepted. Whether someone named Tony embodies the meaning of their name or not, the name itself has a charismatic and approachable quality.

Origin: Latin

Form of Anthony. Priceless.


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Related names

Anthony , Andonios, Antin, Antoine , Antoinetta, Antoinette , Anton , Antone, Antonella , Antonello, Antonetta, Antonette, Antoney, Antonie, Antonina , Antonio , Antonique, Antonius, Antons, Antos, D'anton, Tonia, Tony , Tonya

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Overall UK ranking: 907 out of 4789

33 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Tony

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